Charlie is a climber! God has given him the most tremendous endurance of anyone I know. Today we extibated (removed the breathing tube). He was obviously having difficulty breathing. After trying to clear his airway it seemed as if his airway closed. Within minutes our little room turned into a chaotic ER. They tried several things without success and ultimately had to reintibate him. They began a very small amount of fluid in his feeding tube today in hopes that it will run through his intestines the right way. Still watching. The hole in the incision is growing and leaking a lot. Due to several signs of possible infection they took samples of every fluid from his body for testing and began antibiotics…again.
“The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21
(thanks Jeff for the “no hill for a climber” quote, I can still hear you saying that and often repeat it to myself when facing a difficulty. So grateful God gives us what we need to climb!)